Breakfast was super easy. I had leftover frittata and my usual two morning bananas pre and post workout. I had leftover Mongolian Grill when I got a little hungry after that. Lunch and dinner became the challenging part.
My dad wanted to take us all out this afternoon. I decided to call ahead to a couple restaurants to see how I could be Whole 30 compliant. My dad absolutely loves Red Lobster, so I called there first. It seemed possible, but very limited options, and don't usually love their steak. (I know I know, there a seafood restaurant and all, what should i expect). I assumed seafood wouldn't taste the best though without getting their seafood seasoned with butter or seasoning (could contain sugar), so I decided to try Outback instead. It is A LOT more paleo/whole 30 friendly.
We came to the restaurant and they very easily obliged my requests. I ordered a 10 oz. Ribeye Medium well, a baked sweet potato, and mixed veggies. I asked the server to omit all butter, oils and sugar. Since the server didn't know what was in their normal ribeye seasoning, I decided to get their 80/10/10 seasoning which was just salt, pepper, and garlic. Oh man!!!! IT. WAS. SO. BOMB!!! So delicious and flavorful. Very marbly....mmmm. I wish I could eat more right now! I had my whole sweet potato, veggies, and about half of the steak. I was stuffed! What's really neat is looking online at the total calories, it added up to be about 375! I don't think I have EVER gone to a restaurant and ate that little calories, enjoyed it so much, AND been that stuffed. Crae crae!
For dinner, I googled Whole 30 restaurant options and came across an article that gave some decent places. I chose Chipotle. 100% Whole 30 complaint. I had a salad with a double serving of carnitas and guac, as well as the mild and medium salsa. Sooo good! Total calories being around 880 calories, and I had between half to 3/4 of it. Not too shabby, considering the lack of snacking i've been doing.
A couple hours later, we headed off to a movie. Before we went in, we swung by Target and picked up some grapes, cantaloupe, and organic strawberries. I was super tired for some reason, so I decided to guzzle down 1 shot of espresso over ice from Starbucks. Of course I didn't eat nearly ALL of my goodies. That was be a TON of fruit. For some strange reason, I wasn't THAT eager to wolf them down like i normally would, and they were really good.
I'm home now, and I am so surprised how easy it is going. I STILL haven't really been tempted, but I think it's because I really LOVE fruit, LOVE veggies, and LOVE succulent meat.
I have been feeling pretty good, other than being a little tired the last couple days. No withdrawal headaches or sugar demon chasing after me.
Perhaps I will have some tea and hit the hay??
Farewell for now!